The Style Edit: My five desk essentials
If you’re receiving this newsletter for the first time, welcome. If you’re receiving this newsletter for the first time in a long time, it’s great to connect with you again. For my new Substack friends - this newsletter was a super consistent content experience, and then I got a new job.
I’m officially a month into my new role, and the necessary head space to create a Substack newsletter is slowly but surely returning. Speaking of the workplace, with even Zoom now asking employees to return to the office, I’m suddenly feeling vindicated in my workwear and office essentials content. (That’s not to say I don’t feel for you if you were hired as a remote worker and are suddenly being dragged into a cube farm.)
My previous job was 100% onsite, aside from during COVID and for two days during an ice storm. One single ice storm one time. Now, I have remote flexibility and am working a hybrid schedule starting Labor Day week - yay! - but will primarily be onsite.
If you’re ever in the office at all, be sure to stash the following in your top drawer. I keep the travel sizes of these products at work with me, and that’s what I’ve linked below.
Evian Facial Spray - Was skeptical about this product. Tried it so I could earn free shipping (on sale, it is less expensive than Ulta shipping charge). It refreshes both makeup and bare skin - spray it on midday. I also love Caudalie Beauty Elixr, but at $8.50, the Evian spray is a better one to keep in a desk drawer. Save the pricier options for home.
Aveda Hand Relief - Most of this list is moisturizing products. Those fluorescent lights, though. This is a favorite and very effective hand cream, plus I love that it’s cruelty free/clean/green/responsibly shipped.
Typology Lip Oil - I discovered this brand via TikTok and have slowly been switching most of my makeup products to Typology. More on that in a forthcoming post. The lip oil shades are all very subtle, but the one I keep at work with me is the Untinted Shade 3. It’s nourishing for the lips and adds just enough sheen.
Oribe Hair Refresher - If you ever go to lunch and return with gyro-scented hair, this one’s for you. The product description claims to reduce static, which I haven’t found to be the case, but it does remove unwelcome restaurant odors. It’s not a dry shampoo, but it does freshen up the hair for that afternoon stretch.
Chapstick - Does anyone else just use the lip balm from the grocery store checkout? It gets the job done, and I’ve never felt the need to switch. This has earned its place the drawer beside me. It makes a nice base layer for the lip oil.
I hope you have a great week! Have you tried any of these products? Let me know what your favorites are. I’ll be back in your inbox on Wednesday.
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